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Romney Calls on Akin to Drop Senate Bid, Akin Tells Romney to Mind His Own Damn Business

Categories: Election 2012

The Washington Post reports that Mitt Romney has joined the overwhelming chorus of Republicans calling on Todd Akin to drop out of the Senate race today.

The Romney campaign reportedly released a statement from the presidential candidate:

As I said yesterday, Todd Akin's comments were offensive and wrong and he should very seriously consider what course would be in the best interest of our country. Today, his fellow Missourians urged him to step aside, and I think he should accept their counsel and exit the Senate race.

UPDATE: Akin just dismissed Romney on Sean Hannity's radio show:

Don't you think Romney made a bigger deal of this than he needed to? Why couldn't he run his race, and I'll run mine?

In case you were keeping count, here's a list of the high profile Republicans who have called on Akin to drop out [Updated: 8/22/12]:

Mitt Romney
Rep. Paul Ryan (who gave Akin a personal phone call to ask him to drop)
The National Republican Senatorial Committee
American Crossroads (the PAC that had been funding Akin)
Sen. Roy Blunt
Former Sen. Jack Danforth
Former Sen. Jim Talent
Sen. Scott Brown
Sen. Kelly Ayotte
Sen. Ron Johnson
John Ashcroft
National Review Online
Wall Street Journal
Karl Rove
Rush Limbaugh
Sarah Palin
Tea Party Express
Ann Coulter
Joe Scarborough
Gov Scott Walker
Gov. Chris Christie
Gov. Bob McDonnell
Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell
Sen. Lisa Murkowski
Sen. John McCain
Sen. Olympia Snow
Sen. Orrin Hatch
Rick Moran
Erick Erickson
RNC chairman Reince Priebus

People who think he should stay in the race:

His friend Mike Huckabee
Kirk Cameron (damn, now those are some growing pains)
Rep. Steve King (who makes Iowa look like the hoosier state)
Claire McCaskill and most Democrats everywhere

Jeffrey Smith, a former Democratic member of the Missouri Senate, writes in Salon that there are 11 reasons why Akin won't drop. But one senior GOP sources puts it a little more succinctly: "It's hard to reason with an idiot."


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santaclaraplaysfair
santaclaraplaysfair

Akin is willing to oppose stadium subsidies for billionaires. As the spokesperson for a group of volunteers in California we stand with Akin. Thank you very much. www.santaclaraplaysfair.org

KITTY
KITTY

This Just In: University City Paramedics were called to the RFT offices this afternoon after Editor and Chief Chad Garrison, Paul Friswold, Nick Phillips and that Stupid Fucking Mexican with a missing tooth sustained uncontrollable orgasms, shooting buckets of spooge all over Leah Greenbaum's desk. It seems all this happened after they set a record for publishing articles dealing with Todd Akin - SEVEN today alone - that suprassed their previous one day record of articles about Peter Kinder and Tammy Chapman. The paramedics threw ice water over their crotches to calm their swollen penises. Needless to say they were embarrassed, but as Friswold noted, this kind of mega story only happens once in a lifetime and they certainly weren't going to  let it go to waste or be outdone by the Post Dispatch or The Evening Whirl. After the paramedics left, the men drew were going to draw straws to see who would clean up the mess. However, Phillips refused- he was too busy trolling the personals in Backpages. Garrison refused as well - he is the boss and is above such things. Friswold also refused, claiming he was alleregic to sperm. So, that left the fucking fat Mexican to clean it all up. But as it turned out, he didn't mind at all. He said it brought back fond child hood memories of his Dear Abuelita's taco sauce!

MikeN
MikeN

Finally something comes out of Mitt's mouth that he may actually believe!

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